24.11.2021  |   Advisory Report

Digital strategy: Assessment instead of systematic control

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In its digital transformation strategy, the federal government stipulated how it intended to implement its digital policy goals.

We found that the government had neither developed a vision for the future nor analysed shortcomings in Germany’s digital transformation. Instead of that, the strategy is only an assessment of more than 140 digital transformation projects of the federal government departments. The projects are not sorted by priority even though they are of different significance to Germany’s digital transformation.

Often, the project goals could not be measured. As a result, the government lacked the basis for managing the projects and monitoring the success of the digital transformation strategy.

We summarised our audit findings in a report to the Federal Chanceller.

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